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obama is three points ahead of governor romney among likely voters, 50%-47%. the same survey shows president obama winning women there by 16 points and lower income voters by 30 points. now governor romney on the other hand leads with men by 13 points. he has an advantage of six points with people making more than $50,000 a year. the other fresh ohio poll from the conservative-leaning rasmussen has president obama and governor romney tied. we'll go to cleveland and henry gomez. welcome inside the watch "the war room." >> thanks for having me. >> jennifer: you're welcome. who has the advantage, president obama or governor romney. >> you have to give it to president obama virtue of the fact that he won here four years ago, and his organizers never left the state. they were heavily involved last year about an issue to repeal collective bargaining restrictions that the republicans placed into law. >> jennifer: are you guys getting tired of seeing these candidates there every single day, several times a day? >> they're everywhere. as you mentioned the president had three events here tod
-mail or fax. and the latest with governor romney and president obama pushing through places to tip the election in either direction. >> we dream, we aspire, we reach for greater things and achieve greater things with new leadership. i want to fight for you and we have come too far to turn back now. >> the final sprint to the white house. hitting key swing states before the election day. latest polls show these men locked in a dead heat. fox report on the intense push to win points. also tensions and tempers are rising on the east coast, two and half million people survive without power for heat and it is getting cold. gas lines are stretching for miles as patience wears thingings. >> i can't move the car. it is empty. the latest on the clean up efforts and places left far by a monster storm. >> i am harris faulkner. months of back-breaking campaigning by governor mitt romney and president obama. whopping eight events by both men in one day. at one point they were in debuke, iwampt we'll check in on team obama in a moment and begin with governor romney stopping in new hampshire and
, in springfield, ohio when president obama said this when talking about governor romney. listen. >> at the time the republican congress, senate candidate by the name of mitt romney -- no -- voting is the best revenge. >> reporter: voting is best revenge. his campaign was asked about that. they said what he was talking about is the best way to battle back against the illusion and delusion that mitt romney is putting out there but he did give romney a gift to put an ad. what is the president really talking about here? what does he want people to vote for? giving romney to contrast himself with the president. listen. >> yesterday the president said something you may have heard by now that i think surprised a lot of people, speaking to an audience, he said voting is the best revenge. he told his supporters, voting for revenge, vote for revenge? let me tell you what i would like to tell you. vote for love of country. >> we talk a lot about early voting here on the campaign trail and this election, it's particularly important in colorado where 50% of people have already cast their ballots. here is th
has fallen so far short. >> heather: that was president obama and governor romney speaking to crowds of supporters today. just three days before the election. they are all making their final push on the campaign trail as the clock ticks down. both candidates looking for the edge. some sort of edge that will help pull them ahead in a hotly contested race. editor for campaign and elections he joins us now. thank you for joining us. we mentioned this already. it comes down to the magic number of 270 electoral votes. what does each party have to do to reach that magic number at the finish line? >> i mean at this point, this is really about, both campaigns really getting their get out the vote operations into full swing in the last couple of days. this is what the campaigns have been planning for logistically figuring out where they need folks. we have heard a lot of spin from both campaigns where the ground organization the strongest. who has made the most voter contacts. who has made the most quality contacts. what both campaigns going to be battleground states to try to get some of the
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to survive. we've got it all covered live. three days and counting. president obama and governor romney make their final appearances in battleground states as we inch closer to election day. this morning, the results of our new polling in the states that just might decide this election. >>> and, welcome erica. say hello to the newest member of the "today" family, my new co-anchor erica hill. we can't wait for her to get started today, saturday november 3rd, 2012. >> from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today," decision 2012. with lester holt and erica hill. live from democracy plaza. >>> and a big good morning to everyone. welcome to "today" on a saturday morning. i'm lester holt here on democracy plaza, our home for nbc's election coverage, all the way through tuesday. but i am right now pleased to welcome my new co-host erica hill. great to have you here. before we get started, there is a bit of a tradition we like to do to welcome you folks. jeff, please. >> and erica hill. >> that has a nice ring to it. i'm not going to lie. >> when you heard the -- your heart beats. >> it's true
obama and governor romney. what is their message for these final three days? >> victor, it's interesting, both of them have the same message. change. they're saying it in different ways. you're hearing a lot about change as they crisscross the campaign trail in the final days. both were talking about the message yesterday, last night in ohio. take a listen. >> the president says that, you know, it has to be this way. i say it has to change. he says, he's got excuses for us. i say, in fact, no, i have a plan for us. >> he says that we need to settle for where we are with this high unemployment and low wage growth. i say this, americans don't settle. >> now, governor romney is a very talented salesman. and in this campaign he tried as hard as he can to repackage these bad ideas and offer them up as change. he says something, now suddenly he's the candidate of change. but, we know what change looks like. and what he's trying to sell, that's not it. >> you're going to hear a lot more of that between now and tuesday, election day, of course. as both candidates reach out to that very small sli
on the campaign trail today. inin the home stretch president obama and governor romney both wanted to be the hope of change coming up. >> current tv knows there are two sides to every story. >> i have no control on my side! >> this is south jet 227, we are here we go! brace for impact! >> you saved a lot of lives. << uh! >> denzel washington saving the day. >> he was very worried. >> looks like a cool character. >> he reminds you of. >> sully. >> the guy who landed the plane in the hudson. >> he has to be a hero. >> he definitely a hero, yea. >> now, what if you heard the other side of the story? >> i had a couple beers the night before the flight. >> you had alcohol in your system. that could be life in prison. >> are you hiding something? >> well, there's a darker side to this guy. >> makes it a lot more complicated. >> there's more depth there. >> he's not god himself. >> so it makes it much more interesting. >> you saved my mom. >> it's much more intriguing now. >> while there are two sides to every story... >> it's a lie. ... in the end, there's only one truth. >> flight. only in theaters no
. >> as the ad itself says, major executives support governor romney and have point out people on the obama economic council are supporting mitt romney, because he does have a plan on day one to turn this country around in terms of jobs. and with the auto economy and everything else, you need to put people back to work. on day one, he is going to get the energy economy going and allowto allow us to have keystone pipeline opened up, and then he is going to increase economic opportunity for everybody, so that's why he's having so many people, even people on the president's own economics council are supporting mitt romney because he and paul ryan have a plan for day one to get jobs. >> but i was asking you about the jobs -- about the plan for jobs for the auto industry. and i do want to mention too that even chrysler's chief executive officer has debunked this ad. the jeeps will not be made in china. and certainly not at the expense of the american workers. chrysler is just expanding their reach. i want to clear that up. >> and that's -- the ad points that out that they are doing that. we want
, everyone. i'm randi kaye. glad you're with us. president obama and governor romney focus on the swing states as both candidates make their final push. in the aftermath of super storm sandy, gas rationing starts in new jersey today in an effort to cut down on those long lines at the gas station. plus, during this tragedy, a man has become a much-needed angel to one new jersey community. >>> just three days to go until election day and the presidential candidates are launching a weekend battleground blitz to win over undecided voters. today, president obama campaigns in ohio, wisconsin, iowa, and virginia. mitt romney stumps in new hampshire, iowa, and colorado. their running mates are also going nonstop. vice president joe biden in colorado today, and paul ryan in pennsylvania, virginia, florida, and ohio. ohio could be the biggest battleground of the election, and the race there is tight. a just released cnn-orc poll shows obama ahead by just three points, well within the margin of error. an nbc "wall street journal" marist poll shows a wider gap with obama leading by six points. pres
lou: goo evening, everybody. the battle for ohio is on in earnest. president obama and a governor romney barnstorming the state of ohio today, a swing state, with 18 electoral votes that could be the key to victory tesday. four days before we choose who ll lead the nation for the next four years, president obama making an outrageous claims about his record in the face of a rise in the unemployment rate today, which had just under 8%, is higher than when the president took office. >> our idea were tried and testedand they worked. their ideas were also tried, and they did no work done so well. lou: 23 milli americans to remain out of work might disagree. the national debt has risen by more than $5 trillion. the nation'seconomy, it is all but stagnant. this has governor romney running l as the candidate of change. >> accomplishing change is not just something i talked about. it is sething actually done, and we need to hve someone in the white house who cannot just talk about it, but do it. lo the most recent poll of ohio mirrors those tight national polls. rasmussen reports showing g
governor romney is going to win and everybody on president obama's side says he is going to win. how do you measure it tonigh >> i mean you know obviously, i guess an obama rally you would feel differently. at this rally it seems like he has enormous enthusiasm. this has the feeling of a winning campaign. the enthusiasm here tonight was tremendous. if this s a is swing state i feel good about it even if the polls about even and even if obama has a lead of one or two i suspect the undecided votes are going to go to mitt romney. i have a pretty good feeling about ohio. and if he wins ohio, i think he wins and maybe president obama could feel the same way about it. this is probably the key state. >> greta: why do you all leave, ohio, and spread out across the country? why don't you all just stay in ohio if that is so important, got to get every vote there. >> because you got to make sure you win the others too. you have to make sure you win, virginia, and win colorado and win wisconsin and you win florida. florida you can't take for granted. florida is just as critical. maybe more in ohio. we
: well according to most polls and surveys, president obama and governor romney are in a dead heat for the election. but survey monkey does have useful and unusually insights on the race. dave goldberg joins us, great to have you on the show. >> thanks. >> gavin: you're suggesting that the swing states are tighter than some of the other sort of the blended averages of the other polls. >> what we're seeing right now the swing states are very tight. right now, you know, we're showing most of the same toss up states. we're showing romney lightly ahead in ohio. but we're showing obama ahead in virginia. these are within the margin of error, plus or minus 1%. the national number which has been consistent, we show obama .8%. what we're seeing is some places are very different. florida, we have consistently felt solid romney for a long time. a lot of people still have that as a toss up. >> gavin: this last week's poll that shows obama lead. >> yes yes. i think the race is closer than some of the pollsters and pundits say. i think it's too close to call. i don't think we would say that oba
bedfellows, president obama and governor chris christie now united in crisis. they have been working closely to clean up new jersey after superstorm sandy left parts of the state in ruins, but christie's been far from friendly with the president in the past, acting as one of mitt romney's most outspoken attack dogs, slamming the president's leadership in stump speeches and campaign rallies all year. listen to christie just two weeks ago. >> he never ran anything in his life so the president doesn't know how to lead. we watch what he's been like for the past four years. he's like a man wandering around a dark room, hand up against the wall, clutching for the light switch of leadership, and he just can't find it, and he won't find it in the next 18 days! >> apparently governor christie thinks the governor has found it. cnn contributors errol lewis and eric join us. i want to read a tweet you posted not too long ago. it's so cute that obama is trying to look like he's in charge with the hurricane. someone should ask the libyan consulate for a comment. do you still stand by this, and what do you
. they voted for obama in 2008. >> but 2012 is a different story. just a month ago, president obama led governor romney by double dijts. today, that margin is razor thin. >> it is really still right down the lines of is the economy the important tipping point for you one way or the other, or is it the social issues that are the tipping point one way or the other. >> reporter: for you? >> for me, it was a little bit of both. >> reporter: registered independent is running for obama. >> reporter: how did you vote since you voted already? >> i voted for romney. i feel like there's a lot of things in our economy that need to be worked on. and i feel like obama has a lot of great tuck but not as much that has been done. >> with just days left, there are fewer and fewer tina susacs. >> reporter: do you feel like they're fighting over you? >> yeah, doi. >> reporter: the state's nonelectoral votes could hang in the balance and so could the election. >>> now, governor romney is expected to arrive here at this amphitheater right behind me in just about 90 minutes. this is his final stop through th
that to the way the republicans treated barack obama and you see the total hypocrisy of that claim. >> governor, philadelphia aside obama's biggest drop off has been among middle to upper class suburban women. why do you think that is? you know the state. >> because the economy is not doing well. pennsylvania's economy has taken a nose dive since i left. when i left -- well truth is truth. when i left we were 7.4% unemployment, almost two points below the national average. we're now above the national average by a third of a point. so, it's significant. but the economy has not done well and suburban women are conscious of the economy. you'll know right away in pennsylvania, you don't have to look far to see whether this will be a close race. just look at the turnout in philadelphia. if the turnout approaches '08 levels it's katie bar the door, philadelphia will give obama so many votes there's no way the rest of the state can come pen st. two the philadelphia suburbs. unless mitt romney is running close to even in a couple of those four suburban or five suburban counties, he has no chance to wi
. >> governor, i've seen a lot of smart people say and write obama can't lead romney can work across the aisle that's why we should go for romney. which of course builds, plays in to the strategy of obstruction. republicans refuse to work with obama, making him seem like he can't lead and romney gets to come in and says i'll break the gridlock which ultimately is a strategy which rewards obstruction and says there's no pain for it, this is horrific behavior it's okay we'll reward it. do you understand why smart people would look at what's actually going on in washington and add it up that way and not want to punish the republicans for obstruction? >> no. i really can't. when you think about it, the president gets criticized for not reaching across the aisle. what did mitch mcconnell say early on in the first year of president obama's presidency. our number one goal is to make sure barack obama is he's a one term president. he's been faced with resistance by republicans. contrast that to george w. bush. his major initiatives, war in iraq, medicare part d and no child left behind had substantial
tuesday. as expected, president obama and governor romney see the report differently. romney calls it stagnation. >> today, we learn that it's actually 7.9%, and that's 9 million jobs short of what he promised. unemployment is higher today than when barack obama took office. >> the republican presidential nominee also says voters will decide next tuesday between what he calls stagnation, and prosperity. >>> president obama is campaigning in in ohio. he says the jokes report shows a pattern -- jobs report shows a pattern of progress. >> our businesses have created nearly 5.5 million new jobs, and the companies hired more workers in october than any time in the last 8 month. >> the president said despite another month of job growth, there is still more work to do. and only on 2 tonight, a last look at california voters sentiment towards the presidential race. what is motivating them to vote for or against the candidate, and how the vice presidential picks are impacting votes. >>> we talk a lot about crime in oakland, but oakland is the scene of a huge party on the first friday of eve
, you are great mayor or governor -- whatever he is, city councilman -- finally obama by being with christie has made springsteen recognize him. >> you are buying into this plot that obama and christie conspire to sort of derail the romney campaign. this was sandy, the october surprise, manufactured by christie and obama to screw romney. >> iranian hostage crisis with bruce springsteen. >> all i'm saying. obama is next to christie it's like a biracial ten. [ laughter ] >> no, i'm joking. >> the critz at this thing. >> greg: christie doesn't have an ideological bone in his body. he does what he wants is there he was helping his people out. that is what he was doing. people on the light he was conspiring with obama, that is about helpful for homicidal that is like mahmoud ahmadinejad endorsing him. >> and they can't blame sanity did i on the anti-islam video -- i was talking to jill but let's talk about the elections. election day is just a year away and pundits. dick morris says romney will win in a landslide. new york times poll and they are betting on bam, short for barack. wh
. president obama big lead with women. governor romney, big lead with men. governor romney has a two-point edge with independent voters in our poll, but president obama has an almost 20-point lead with self-described moderate voters. >> that's interesting that there's a distinction those two. >> a very important distinction and hasn't happened in political history. the taeea party moving to the right. we're just in the toledo where the jeep plant s.unemployment was 13% in that city when president obama took office. now it's at 7% rate. manufacturing, the middle class, these are the sweet spots of a democratic pitch, and they have been able to say that mitt romney, a state where the bain ads, have had an effect would not be a good stewart that have reinvestment. president obama's core argument here is economic and it's also saying, look, the policies that mitt romney will put in play are the same policies that got us in trouble in the first place. the raw politics of this are fueling the ground game right now. >> let's talk about the numbers. the u.s. economy added 171,000 jobs in oct
. >> president obama and governor robyn arm each making their final campaign shoucampaign-porsche through the swing states and it is still too close to call. this campaign- push.... there were both in ohio today. governor romney was also in wisconsin. from saturday through monday, starting with president obama. he is focused on the three midwestern states, wisconsin, ohio, iowa. and governor romney will spread it out making two different stops in iowa, ohio, new hampshire and also make a stop in pennsylvania, virginia, colorado. with polling numbers in the state's very close, the final push should sway a few voters and make the difference in what experts predict will be a very close election. as a reminder, kron 4 will have extended live coverage on election night. tuesday. 8:00 p.m. and stay updated on our website kron 4 .com and facebook and twitter feed its. >>pam: coming up clearer pictures starting to emerge of the devastation superstore. these desperate pleas on the staten island and why they are feeling left out. neglected. >>pam: officials in new york reversed themselves today. ca
. as you saw president obama and governor romney, they're sharpening their focus in these final days before the election. the candidates rift through packed schedules today, urging supporters in key battle ground states to get out and vote. with time running out, what more can they do to secure a win on tuesday? susan esdridge is a professor of law and political science at usc and fox news contributor. good to see you. >> good to see you, art. >> arthel: so they're giving the closing arguments. are these closing arguments really important, susan? too they resonate with that undecided voter? >> well, the funny part is by now what's really important is getting your vote out. in a funny way, all these rallies, actually or problem, if you were on the ground, as i've been many times trying to get that vote out, having to build a rally, it's sort of a distraction. so ultimately what the candidates need to do, they're doing this to chin up the base, generate excitement so their supporters will feel like yes, yes, we can do it. but basically at the very end what the candidates have to do, art issue
. >> if you had the mitt romney it was governor running against this obama, their positions would not be that different. mitt romney was a big endorser of cap-and-trade. now he has disavowed it. >> there is a huge disconnect, because the political culture is still full of deniers. unbelievable to go through three debates and not talk about climate change at all. >> there has been a lot of advertising by interest groups to sort of put forth the idea of fossil fuels and negate the idea of climate warming, and that has had an effect. if you look at the polling data, it used to be accepted fact and it is not anymore. >> in september, one of nasa's satellites went dark. they had a back up a satellite, and that was able to tell us that this big storm was coming. they are not spending money, they are cutting back on this kind of stuff. if we don't have those satellites -- >> while we have not been paying attention to the way we spend our money, state, local, and federal has got more to transfer payments, writing checks for people for disabilities because they are old, health care, whatev
. >>> president obama is slamming governor romney over an ad his campaign is running in the key battleground state of ohio. watch. >> look, i understand governor romney has had a tough time here in ohio because he was against saving the auto industry. and it's hard to run away from a position when you're on videotape saying, let detroit go bankrupt. but, but, you've got to own what you say. this isn't a game. these are people's jobs at stake. these are people's lives. you don't scare hard-working americans just to scare up some votes. that's not what being president is all about. >> the president was responding to this romney ad that implied the auto bailout plan failed and chrysler will move jobs to china. that's a claim that chrysler has vehemently denied. >>> on the other side of ohio, mitt romney sharpened his attack on obama focusing on the economy. >> now, i know when we're elected the economy and american jobs will still be stagnant. but i won't waste any time complaining about my predecessor. i will spend my effort trying to pass partisan legislation unrelated to economic growth. from day
the general election. president obama and governor romney fighting it out for every last vote, especially in the key state of ohio. today the latest cnn poll shows obama with a very slight edge there, but there's everything to play for. today, the last jobs report before election day was released. unemployment ticking up to 7.9%, but at the same time, 171,000 jobs were created. no surprise, both candidates reacted differently to the news. >> today, our businesses have created nearly five and a half million new jobs. this morning we learned that companies hired more workers in october than at any time in the last eight months. >> he said he was going to lower the unemployment rate down to 5.2% right now. today, we learned that it's actually 7.9% and that's nine million jobs short of what he promised. unemployment is higher today than when barack obama took office. >> mitt romney earlier today. you're looking at live pictures now from westchester in ohio, where rudy giuliani, the former mayor of new york, has given a blistering speech attacking barack obama. in a few minutes, he will be on
that president obama said yesterday when he was in ohio. he does this and said something about governor romney and the audience said don't boo but vote. he talked about senate cand date governor romney was opposed to clinton tax increases. listen to where he took that yesterday. at the time the republican congress and a senate candidate by the name of romney. no, no, no. don't boo vote. vote. vote is the best revenge. voting is the best revenge. that is not a thing for the president to say. romney campaign has a new adout that looks as a strange thing for the president to say and an odd reason to vote. mitt romney worked that in new hampshire speech. >> yesterday, the president said something you may have heard by now that surprised a lot of people. speaking to the audience. he said voting is the best revenge. he told supporters voting for revenge. vote for revenge? let me tell you what i would want to tell you. vote for love of country. governor romney will be talking about that the rest of the day . last night a huge rally in westchester, ohio to kick off the final three days of the election
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